Azerbaijani opposition parties unlikely to achieve positive results in municipal elections: MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.25. / Trend J. Babayeva /
The Azerbaijani opposition parties are unlikely to achieve positive results in the municipal elections, Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), Siyavush Novruzov, said.
"Their participation in municipal elections and achievement of any positive outcome is unlikely because of the lack of the social base," Novruzov told the official website of the NAP.
Azerbaijan will hold municipal elections in December 2009.
Azerbaijani Parliament adopted a law on the unification of municipalities. Under this law, the number of municipalities decreased from 2,757 to 1,766.
According to Novruzov, earlier part of the country's opposition refused to participate in the elections under various pretexts. The real reason for refusal to participate was the absence of the electorate. The opposition is not able to nominee candidates in all municipalities, the MP said.
The ruling party stands for participation of the opposite side in the elections. "We want the other party to participate in the elections and to provide alternative programs. But the reality is that the opposition lacks such an opportunity," Novruzov said.
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